This volume covers Jacamars, puffbirds, barbets, honeyguides, toucans and woodpeckers.
Each chapter, headed by a summary box, deals with a different family, and it is subdivided into sections: systematics; morphological aspects; habitat; general habits; voice; food and feeding; breeding; movements; relationship with man; status and conservation; a general bibliography and detailed species accounts.
The species accounts include names in French, German and Spanish, in addition to scientific and English names. Each species features taxonomic notes; subspecies and distribution; habitat; food and feeding; breeding; movements; status and conservation and a selected bibliography.
|Author||Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal|
|Illustrations||Colour Photographs, Colour Plates, Maps|